National Museum of Women in the Arts

CVM teamed with an architect to develop a facilities preservation plan for the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Located in a former Masonic Temple constructed in 1908, the museum is only blocks away from the White House and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Serving as building envelope and historic preservation consultant, CVM led the team in designing the initial restoration phase, which also included a roofing replacement necessitated by storm damage suffered during a recent winter. CVM also performed a window study, documenting each window’s condition and performance and creating a daylight model to illustrate the impact of the sun on the facade. Recommendations were ultimately made based on long-term service life predictions.

Location: Washington, DC